Here goes…something ?
Last week,I was approached by a large pop-out surfboard mfg…The company is based here in the USA and the surfys are built offshore.
This…company,asked if I would like to have several of my designs/models made by their company in exchange for $$$$$$$$.
The agreement would of course be put down in writing and noted before it became binding…but all the legals aside.
In this verbal exchange of words the company asked 1) I would only make surfboards on a very limited basis(12 a year),that’s easy enough !! 2)Terminate all or any activities on the internet dealing w/ surfing/surfboards and the construction of said items,eg. Swaylocks,Harbour,Surfline,etc. .The only media or interaction that involved these activites will be handed down to me from corp…Now this didnot include lurking,infact,they encouraged that 100%, as long as I didnot interact.
…it gets better…
The company in return for my loyalty,will compensate me for my actions or lack of them by blitzing and glitzing me and my designs , in ads/articles/motion media and Television.Being a former professional actor this fits right in there pockets.Throw in a few top up and coming pros on my boards… blitz it …and BOOM !!! you got bank,baby $$$$$$$$$$$$$
This is no light wt. deal…here,they plan on going red for up to three years before turning it around into $$$$$$$$$ with enough capitol to seemingly kill off the rest of the surfboard industry …so the picture was painted to me.
I will also supply them w/ current info. as to the whats and wheres as I find and / or receive them.
…Actually, it’s kind of fitting for someone who uses a cattledog for his logo…
…Just another dog ?..
…or a dog day afternoon ? …
You tell me…is it selling out ?
…What would you do if this was you ?